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Sudan Brief | Jul 2020

Patriarchy, Politics and Women’s Activism in Post-Revolution Sudan

While Sudanese women were at the forefront of the popular uprising under the banner "freedom, peace and justice" that started in December 2018 and eventually led to the ousting of...
Liv Tønnessen, Samia al-Nagar (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Brief 2010:02) 4 p.
Journal Article | 2019

The right to abortion in Tunisia after the revolution of 2011: Legal, medical and social arrangements seen through seven abortion stories

In this article, we explore the effects that Tunisia’s post-revolutionary democratization process has had on the right to abortion, drawing on ethnographic material, interviews, and medical files that we collected...
Irene Maffi and Malika Affes (2019)
in Health and Human Rights Journal vol. 21 no. 2 pp. 69-78
Book Chapter | 2018

Democratic Revolutions? Insights on Social Stability and Social Change From Psychology and Politics

There is growing psychological evidence that various processes differently contribute to our propensity to support or challenge the status quo; to embrace change or to reject it. What is more,...
Siri Neset and Lucas B. Mazur (2018)
in Brady Wagoner, Ignacio Bresco de Luna, Vlad Glaveanu: The Road to Actualized Democracy: A Psychological Exploration. Charlotte: Information Age Publishing
U4 Practitioner Experience Note | 2017

The rapid economic liberalisation and ruthless fight against corruption in Georgia – Interview with Dr. Tamara Kovziridze

Georgia’s rapid and substantial improvements in controlling corruption in an endemically corrupt society is an exceptional anti-corruption reform success story. As one of the exclusive contemporary achievers in improving the...
Fredrik Eriksson (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Practitioner Experience Note 2017:1)
Edited Book | 2016

Media and Political Contestation in the Contemporary Arab World

This book addresses the role that various media have in the shaping and active contestation of particular conflicts and political agendas in the Arab world, and the socio-political dynamics generated...
Lena Jayyusi and Anne Sofie Roald (2016)
Edited Book | 2016

Oil States in the New Middle East. Uprisings and stability

Oil has been central to regime survival for oil states across the Arabian Peninsula and has been at the heart of their attempts to defuse the wave of Arab revolutions....
Kjetil Selvik, Bjorn Olav Utvik (2016)
New York: Routledge (Routledge studies in Middle Eastern Democratization and Government)
CMI Working Paper | 2016

“A Civil-Military Alliance”: The Venezuelan Armed Forces before and during the Chávez era

Executive summary When Hugo Chávez (1954–2013) came to power in Venezuela in 1998, the military was bestowed with a new—and controversial—role in society. Being a former career military himself, a central...
Iselin Åsedotter Strønen (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2016:4)
CMI Working Paper | 2015

Between mutual suspicion and fear. Civil-military relations in Mexico

This CMI Working Paper focuses on the relationship between the military, civilian governments and civilian populations in Mexico. It highlights key dynamics since the Mexican revolution (1910-1917) and up until...
Carlos Antonio Flores Pérez (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2015:11) 28 p.
CMI Insight | 2015

The eternal conflict: Land, peasants, and the military in Mexico

Land has always been an important site of struggle in Mexico, often bringing peasant movements and peasant communities into conflicts with the Mexican military. This CMI Insight focuses on the...
Carlos Antonio Flores Pérez (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 2015:3) 4 p.
CMI Brief | 2015

Rainbow revolution in Latin America: The battle for recognition

In a surprising turn of events, a “rainbow revolution” has blossomed in Latin America. In spite of the region’s long history of deep-rooted patriarchy, machismo, homophobia, and political and social...
Camila Gianella-Malca, Bruce Wilson (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 14 no. 1) 4 p.
CMI Insight | 2014

Sexual violence and state violence against women in Egypt, 2011-2014

Egyptian women were crucial to the movement that overthrew Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in the 2011 revolution. However, both in the revolutionary and post-revolutionary period women have also become targets...
Heather McRobie, (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 7) 4 p.
Book Chapter | 2013

Occluding Difference: Ethnic Identity and Shifting Zones of Theory on the Middle East and North Africa

Not so long ago, in the late 1970s, when the Middle East was in the oil boom era, on the brink of the Islamic revolution in Iran, the Russian invasion...
Nefissa Naguib (2013)
in Susan Slymovics and Sherin Hafez : State of the Art: Anthropology of the Middle East and North Africa. . Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
CMI Insight | 2013

Marriage is Politics: Prospects for Women's Equality after the Arab Spring

Hopes were high that the uprisings that began in 2011 across the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) that have come to be known as “the Arab Spring” would bring...
Liv Tønnessen (2013)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight vol. 2013 no. 1) 4 p.
Book Chapter | 2012

Introduction: the Cedar revolution and beyond

Are Knudsen and Michael Kerr (2012)
in Are Knudsen and Michael Kerr, eds.: Lebanon after the Cedar revolution. London: C. Hurst pp. 3-21
Book Chapter | 2012

Special tribunal for Lebanon: Homage to Hariri?

Are Knudsen (2012)
in Are Knudsen and Michael Kerr, eds.: Lebanon after the Cedar revolution. London: C. Hurst pp. 219-233
Edited Book | 2012

Lebanon After the Cedar Revolution

A comprehensive look at contemporary Lebanon and the ongoing attempts by Israel, Syria and Iran to influence its domestic affairs. Lebanon is the prisoner of its geography and its history, a...
Are Knudsen and Michael Kerr (2012)
London: Hurst 323 p.
Book Chapter | 2012

From "Enemies of the Revolution" to Unfulfilled Ideal: Private Industrial Entrepreneurs in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Private sector industrial entrepreneurs are usually perceived as “victims” of the Iranian revolution. This reading has been shaped by events like the Revolutionary council’s dispossession of the Pahlavi industrial elite...
Kjetil Selvik (2012)
in Negin Nabavi: Iran: From Theocracy to the Green Movement. Palgrave Macmillan
CMI Brief | 2011

Special tribunal for Lebanon: Either peace or justice?

On 14 February 2005, former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 22 members of his staff and security detail were killed by a massive bomb in downtown Beirut. The murder gave...
Are John Knudsen (2011)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 10 no. 1) 4 p.
Book | 2010

The legal foundations of inequality. Constitutionalism in the Americas 1776-1860

The long revolutionary movements that gave birth to constitutional democracies in the Americas were founded on egalitarian constitutional ideals. They claimed that all men were created equal and with similar...
Roberto Gargarella (2010)
New York: Cambridge Univ. Press 273 p.
Book Chapter | 2009

Cultural constants, corruption and the orange revolution

Åse Grødeland (2009)
in Juliane Besters-Dilger (Ed.): Ukraine on its way to Europe. Interim results of the orange revolution. Peter Lang Publishing pp. 79-102